English biologist Charles Darwin was a European man of his time. Like many of his peers, he was under the impression that white men were inherently superior to women and people of color.Does the worldview of Darwin say anything about his theory and today's evolutionary biology?
English scientist Charles Darwin introduced the theory of evolution through natural selection in 1859 with the publication of his book "On the Origin of Species". This started a fierce argument among nineteenth-century scientists but the massive evidence coming from various other branches of science established evolution's truth beyond a reasonable doubt before the twentieth century.
After the publication of "On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin, Evolution through natural selection was rather quickly adopted by scientists. However, in its infancy scientists imagined evolution as linear and progressive. Early expectation in scientific communities was that modern humans evolved from existing ape populations gradually, and that there had to be fossil evidence that link humans to apes.
Apes are not evolving into humans anymore. Does this mean that the school of thought born with Charles Darwin’s book “Descent of Man” published in 1871 was just a fallacy? Should scientists officially issue an acceptance to the Bible’s account of genesis? Or can it be that humans did not evolve from apes?
The dictionaries define believe as to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so.
God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
When the English scientist Charles Darwin's Origin of Species was published in 1959, there was a great outcry and a historic clash of science and religion. Except, there was not.